Center for Industry Initiatives


Maryland Sector Strategies Policy Academy


Maryland Sector Strategies Policy Academy
June 25 and 26, 2009
Sheraton Barcelo
Annapolis, Maryland

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June 25, 2009
9:00-10:00 AM General Registration  
10:00-10:40 AM Welcome and Setting the Stage Eric Seleznow, GWIB
Andy Moser, DLLR
10:40-11:15 AM Presentation & Discussion Gary Yakimov, CSC
  How Can Industry Strategies Increase Regional Economic Competitiveness? (PowerPoint document, 1.5MB)
11:15-11:30 AM Break
11:15-12:15 PM Presentation Andy Moser, DLLR
Ed Strong, CSW
  Adult Education Reinvention in Maryland and Beyond (PowerPoint document, 727KB)
12:15-1:15 PM Lunch & Speaker
(PowerPoint document, 2.5MB)
Keith Bird, Kentucky Technical & Community College System
1:20-2:30 PM Sector Practitioner Panel Martin Simon, NGA
Patrice Cromwell, Annie E. Casey Foundation
  Strategic Use of Recovery Act Funds and Regional Sector Strategies (PowerPoint document, 94KB) Bruce Herman, State of New York
Discussion of Importance of Sector Strategies and Connections with Adult Learning (PowerPoint document, 1.5MB) Allison Gerber, The Aspen Institute
2:30-3:00 PM Maryland Data Trends (PowerPoint document, 807KB) Tim Bibo, GWIB
3:00-3:15 PM Break
3:15-4:15 PM Focused Time with Your Team: Understanding and Planning a Sector Initiative
4:15-4:30 PM Panel Discussion
  Jobs in The Green Economy Eric Seleznow, GWIB
Bob Giloth, Casey Foundation
Bernie Reynolds, GWIB
5:30 PM Dinner On Your Own
June 26, 2009
8:30-9:00 AM Check-In and Debrief from Prior Day
9:00-10:00 AM Understanding Employers Martin Knott, Knott Mechanical
Jim Rzepkowski, Constellation Energy
Mike Galiazzo, RMI
10:00-10:15 AM Break
10:15-11:00 AM Team Time, Part 2
11:00-12:00 PM Roundtable Discussion Ken Strong, Baltimore Housing
Ed Strong, CSW
Andy Moser, DLLR
Patty Keeton, Howard Community College
Barry Williams, Baltimore County WIB
  Deploying Successful Strategy Sectors
12:00-12:30 PM Closing Remarks Eric Seleznow, GWIB
Andy Moser, DLLR
12:30 PM Adjourn (Box Lunch)

Resource List

National Commission on Adult Literacy, (2008) Reach Higher, America: Overcoming Crisis in the U.S. Workforce (PDF document)

CLASP (2009) Connecting Education and Work

CLASP (2009) Supporting Student Success

CLASP (2009) Transforming Basic Skills for Success in College and Careers

Duke, A and Strawn, J. (2008) Overcoming Obstacles, Optimizing Opportunities: State Policies to Increase Postsecondary Attainment for Low-Skilled Adults. Breaking Through Initiative (PDF document)

Strawn, J. (2007) Policies to Promote Adult Education and Postsecondary Alignment National Commission on Adult Literacy (PDF document)

McLendon, L. (2008) Transition Team on Youth Education and Employment National Council of State Directors of Adult Education

ETS (2007) America's Perfect Storm: Three Forces Changing our Nation's Future (PDF document)

FL's K-20 Data Warehouse

Project IDEAL



OH Career-Technical Credit Transfer Initiative

Aspen Institute Reports (PDF document)

New PP/V study on sector impacts for workers (PDF document)